UN General Assembly president to visit Pakistan

UN General Assembly president to visit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Rahnuma): President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa will be arriving in Pakistan on a five-day official visit this week, the country’s foreign office said in a statement on Monday.

Espinosa will be visiting the country from Jan. 18 to 22, during which she will hold a meeting with Pakistan’s president, prime minister and foreign minister.

This will be Espinosa’s first visit to a country in the Asia-Pacific region after her election as UNGA president in September 2018.

“Apart from official engagements, the President of the General Assembly will also meet members of the Women Parliamentary Caucus, Chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme, and visit Pakistan’s Peacekeeping Training Center,” the foreign office said.

The UN official will also address members of academia, think tanks and students during her visit.

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